Flu shot shortage cancels UK vaccination event

UK HealthCare has canceled its scheduled Oct. 14 and 15 drive-thru flu shots because of a shortage in the vaccine. Seasonal flu shot manufacturers switched their focus to the H1N1 vaccine and have slowed down shipments of the regular vaccine, according to a UK news release. Sharon Berry, hospital safety officer, said the situation was […]

WWII veterans pass the baton

By Katie Perkowski Five World War II Air Force fighter pilots are coming to UK to encourage students to do the ‘right stuff.’ Lieutenants William Creech, Hank Snow, David Thompson, Jesse Townsend and William Young were in the 528 Fighter Squadron and call themselves the 528 Dragonflies. Capt. Karl Bennett, who convinced the men to […]

Engineering research facility considered a step toward top-20 status

People watched on Tuesday as the first dirt was moved for the new engineering building that will be built in the E-lot on Rose Street.  Photo by Britney McIntosh| Staff

By Tom Shearman UK’s new $18.6 million engineering research facility represents the start of a “high-tech business corridor between Lexington and the University of Kentucky,” said President Lee Todd. Todd made this comment during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the Davis Marksbury Building, which represents the second of four phases in developing UK’s ‘Digital Village.’ […]

Right hand blue, left hand syrup

Kinesiology junior Alex Anderson knocks over the competition during the first round of the "Twist Off" held at Haggin Field on Tuesday afternoon.   Photo by Zach Brake | Staff

By Roy York A game of Twister would not be complete without maple syrup, vegetable oil and 50 pounds of flour. At least that’s what members of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity think. In their annual fall philanthropy event to raise money for juvenile diabetes research, the women of Alpha […]

Making tee time: UK Intramurals hosts golf expo

By Nick Rhodes The middle of campus does not seem like the most logical place for a driving range, but on Tuesday, Stoll Field was just that. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Collegiate Golf Alliance and the Professional Golf Association worked with the UK Intramurals department to host a golf expo for students […]

New library combines best of math, science

By Will Seiler After a successful merger of libraries on campus, the Science Library will celebrate its one-year anniversary Wednesday. The dedication will commemorate the merging of the chemical and physics, geology and math libraries into one building, located on the south side of the M.I. King Library. Janette Carver, head of the Science Library, […]

Round Two: Students, neighborhood residents voice opinions of housing plan at city council meeting

SG president Ryan Smith speaks about the proposed student-housing policy at the Lexington Government Center Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. Photo by Scott Hannigan | Staff

By Casey Wheeless For the second time in two weeks, students and residents convened on city hall to voice in favor and in opposition of the proposed student neighborhood housing policy, claiming everything from violation of Constitutional rights to accepting students’ culture of partying. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Housing Planning Committee meeting was held […]

Drummin’ on a street light

The Discovery Seminar walks around South Limestone banging on various objects with drumsticks. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt | Staff

The normal drone of UK, usually filled with sirens and car engines, was interrupted Monday by a pack of amateur percussionists. About 25 students in UK music professor Kevin Holm-Hudson’s Discovery Seminar Program class on improvisation were given a pair of drumsticks to “use the campus as a musical instrument,” Holm-Hudson said. The group began […]